Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and our partners are experts on a variety of topics, including preventing, recognizing and responding to child sexual abuse, perpetrators of sexual abuse and how children and families heal.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with the media about these issues. Please direct all inquiries to Trevor Peterson: (312) 492-3728 or

Tribune: Police, DCFS cutbacks strain center that investigates child sex crimes

Thank you to Chicago Tribune for highlighting ChicagoCAC and the challenges we and our partners face in protecting our community’s children in this article from August 23, 2017. As we continue supporting and coordinating the efforts of our… Read More

Char on Comcast Newsmakers

ChicagoCAC Executive Director Char Rivette was recently featured on Comcast Newsmakers to raise awareness about our center, our work and how adults can help protect children from sexual abuse. View the segment and learn more with our resources.

Release: Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Public Building Commission Celebrate Center’s 15th Anniversary

(Chicago) – On August 4, 2016, the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) will join Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) at the new addition to their facility, 1240 S. Damen, for the Center’s15th anniversary celebration of being front-line… Read More

Luminary Award Dinner in Chicago Splash

View photos of Luminary Award Dinner in Chicago Splash, our print media sponsor for the event!

Char on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

In case you missed it, check out this clip from WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. Executive Director Char Rivette, Catharine Thomann from La Rabida Chicago Child Trauma Center and Mary Jo Barrett from Center for Contextual Change held a great conversation about victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse.

ChicagoCAC’s Luminary Award Dinner to honor Chicago First Lady Amy Rule

Event to raise awareness and funds to address child sexual and physical abuse  (Chicago – April 21, 2016) Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) will hold its second annual Luminary Award Dinner at the Union League Club on Thursday,… Read More

ChicagoCAC on WCIU’s Now.Chicago

Our director of strategic initiatives, Meg, was on WCIU‘s Now.Chicago this week to spread the word about keeping kids safe during Child Abuse Prevention Month. View part one and part two on Facebook.

ChicagoCAC on ABC 7 Chicago

Our director of strategic initiatives, Meg, was on ABC 7 Chicago this afternoon discussing the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. It is often years before victims are able to disclose, and these statutes let the clock… Read More

We exist 2016 Press Release

“We exist” calls for action against child abuse Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with public display at Daley Plaza, volunteers from NFL Alumni Chicago Press Release | April 6, 2016 In recognition of April… Read More

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Public Building Commission Dedicate 18,000-square-foot Expansion

New spaces nearly double center’s square footage, allow for enhanced services for abused children Press Release | June 18, 2015 Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) and the Public Building Commission today hosted a dedication ceremony for the new… Read More